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Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies

Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies

Welcome to the Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies (AJDSS), the new flagship academic journal of the Australian Defence Force. With its launch in 2019, the AJDSS aims to support and inform high-quality discussion of Australia and the region's defence and strategic concerns.

Call for Submissions (2020-2021) (PDF flyer)

The submission deadlines for 2020 have been extended. We wish to advise authors that due to the changing circumstances facing many people and academic institutions around the world peer review times may take longer than usual. Please click on the link above for the full Call for Submissions.

Submissions Deadlines

EXTENDED Vol 2. No. 2 - 31 August 2020
EXTENDED Vol 3. No. 1 - 31 November 2020
Vol 3. No. 2 - 30 May 2021

See Submission Guidelines for further details

AJDSS Volume 1 No 1


  • Eliot Cohen
  • Mick Ryan
  • Sascha Dominik Bachmann, Andrew Dowse, Hakan Gunneriusson
  • Christopher Smith

Plus commentary by Christope Prazuck, Ahmed S. Hashim and Michael Evans, our Focus on Hugh White's 'How to Defend Australia' and reviews.

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To download the Prospectus as a pdf - click here


  • Welcome from the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force
  • Message from the Chair of the Editorial Review Board Major General Mick Ryan AM
  • Editorial
  • Aims and Scope
  • Editorial Review Board
  • Call for Submissions